Zahra Bani

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Zahra Bani
Zahra Bani.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Italiab
Born (1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 34)
Mogadishu, Somalia
Residence Turin. Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club G.S. Fiamme Azzurre
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Javelin throw 62.75 m (2008)

Zahra Bani (born 31 December 1979 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Somali-Italian javelin thrower.

Biography[edit]

Bani was born in 1979 in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to an Italian father and a Somali mother. In 1989, she moved to Torino, Italy with her family and started playing volleyball. She soon thereafter discovered her specialty: javelin. Bani's personal best throw is 62.75 metres, achieved at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. However, since 2005, she has been suffering from health problems, which have significantly hampered her athletic performances. Bani ranks second on the all-time Italian list behind Claudia Coslovich.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 62.75 m = PB
Universiade İzmir, Turkey 6th 55.02 m
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 2nd 62.36 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 55.02 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 57.91 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 6th 60.54 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th 59.02 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China NM
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th 60.22 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 11th 53.67 m

National championships[edit]

She has won 13 times the individual national championship (Italian all-time record-woman).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANE SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1923 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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